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CONCURRENT MULTI-LEVEL ARBITRATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008196D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-27
Document File: 4 page(s) / 158K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Yair Orbach Heinrich Iosub Effi Orian Elchanan Rushinek

Abstract

Arbitration is needed in every system having more than a single processor. Management of common resources (usually memory bus or commu- nication channel) can be centralized where "request" and "acknowledge" are sent to/from a supervisor, or can be managed in distributed form where arbitration logic is attached to each processor.